Entries by Stacey Gibson

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Low Back Pain-Part 1

Low Back Pain (LBP) is common. Thoughts are that a majority of people will experience LBP at some time in their lives. An episode of LBP can be unpleasant and it is common to experience fear and worry as a response to this type of pain. The good news is that your back is a […]

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The benefits of exercise and physical activity for osteoarthritis – part 1

Research is showing that exercise and physical activity have so many health benefits for the body. For this reason, exercise therapy and increased physical activity are a recommended treatment for many types of conditions.   Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the many conditions where exercise is showing to be beneficial.  By prescribing exercises as part […]

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How does sleep impact on pain (and vice versa)?

We all like to get a good night’s sleep, but just why is sleep so important when we have pain?   The research in to this is interesting, and shows a close relationship between pain and sleep disturbance, in particular persistent pain conditions. So if you are currently experiencing pain, there is a chance that […]

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Should I feel pain when I do my exercises?

When you go to see your physiotherapist you may receive exercises as part of your treatment that are designed to help with your condition. These exercises may be ones that you do with your physiotherapist, at home or even the gym. As a patient you may be wondering, is it okay to experience pain when […]